If you’d like to join me on my
#stitchanacorn campaign then you might like to gather the following bits and bobs. We can always seek things
out as we go along… plenty of time … easy pace! 🐢 💛
To take part in the stitch an acorn
campaign, you will need:
1. A 10 or 8 inch embroidery hoop … bamboo
ones are more sustainable but try and get it from a local supplier or craft shop or charity shop.
2. A small selection of embroidery and
3. Scissors - for fabric and for paper
4. A start off selection of plain fabrics
preferably that don’t fray. SOME FELT pieces are important for padding. The acorns measure no more than 7-8
inches wide so small pieces of fabrics are ideal. Metallics and silks, felt, pleather, kid leather and high
vis are great. Please be inspired by nature for your colour scheme.
5. Threads /cottons.
6. Black fine liner, mechanical OR sharp
7. Tracing paper.
8. Optional but I found very handy and
helpful - A lap hoop stand or table top stand.
9. An iron.
10. True grit and creative purpose. ⚡️💥
Think about finding /sourcing materials
with no carbon footprint and maybe even forming a small group to stitch with and share bits and bobs.
We are looking for voluntary donations of
stitched acorns to the Cape of Creative Purpose Campaign.
Requirements for campaign:
- One stitched acorn as per the
templates in this post and Lou’s tutorials.
- One letter as per instructions
in blog post #07
Please send your stitched acorn on
Silk Organza ( Or similar translucent white / cream fabric) stretched in an embroidery hoop. Maximum size
If you are interested in getting
involved but do not want to donate your physical embroidery to us but would still like to get involved,
please send a printed photograph of your stitched acorn and accompanying letter.
Deadline to be included in the
acorn campaign: 31st MARCH or thereabouts 2023!
Please safely post your acorn and
letters/ poems to the address below:
The Acorn Team
Acorn Template A
Acorn Template B
Acorn Template C
Acorn Template D
Acorn Template E (new)
Acorn Template F (new)
Acorn Template G (new)
Use these hashtags on all posts regarding Lou’s cape campaign of creative courage to get involved:
#stitchanacorn #acornarmy #marchmonthouse #flyingacorns #capeofcreativepurpose #lougardiner #comeflywithme